Ramones in fifth grade ................. 1 0 / 1 8 / 2 0 0 0

The school behind our house, Iva Meirs Elementary, is the same I attended as a tot. So it came as something of a shock when I heard Johnny, Joey, and DeeDee singing "Blitzkreig Bop" from across the fence.

It's official: not only is my youth gone, it's been sanitized. The Ramones, one-time symbols of youthful rebellion, have now been officially declared by representatives of the Westminster School District to be safe for elementary school kids. Now, if they had been playing "Beat On The Brat (With A Baseball Bat)", well, now...

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